Raised Beds


Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower.


Pollinators are on the decline, but by planting the right plants and providing shelter and water, you can help them make a comeback.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System


When setting up a home irrigation system, there are quite a few things that could potentially go wrong. Here are some common mistakes to...

Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health


By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore


Understanding the small role each micronutrient plays in the garden will help prevent gardeners from overlooking their importance.

Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed. Photograph of squash and other plants growing in an outdoor garden bed.


Permaculture utilizes connections between plants, insects, animals, and soil biology to create a thriving ecosystem with minimal input from...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight.


True or false? Watering plants on a hot sunny day will scorch their leaves. Read on to find out!

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil


While sterilized soils might be convenient and cost effective to use, they can present certain challenges to the grower. Donald Lester...

Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening


Spring is here and it’s time to think about your outdoor garden. Raised garden beds are a good choice for areas that lack healthy, rich...

What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil?


When it comes to gardening with soil, a little soil science knowledge goes a long way in maintaining a healthy medium for your plants. Here...

How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse


With little time and money invested, backyard gardeners can extend their growing season by building a simple greenhouse over their raised...

Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden


We share a few tips on what and where to plant in the fall and how to protect your plants from temperatures that are too cold.

How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds


Proper soil preparation not only helps maintain and create a beautiful garden, but it also saves a great amount of water.

Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City


So, you’re thinking about engaging in one of the oldest livelihoods in an area where there is very little arable land? Here's what you need...

How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden


Mel Bartholomew, construction engineer and efficiency expert, is considered the father of square foot gardening.

Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project


While there are other options, nothing beats cedar when it comes to building a raised garden bed.

The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur


If gardening feels like an overwhelming and back-breaking task, you might want to consider hügelkultur.

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